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UN-hosted Feb 8 Geneva talks on Syria postponed - Al-Arabiya;

UN-hosted Feb 8 Geneva talks on Syria postponed - Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaUN-hosted Feb 8 Geneva talks on Syria postponedAl-ArabiyaRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (C) meets with representatives of Syria's political opposition in Moscow on January 27, 2017. (AFP). AFP, Beirut Friday, 27 January 2017. Text size A A A. UN-hosted negotiations on the Syrian conflict planned for ...and more »

Turkey holds applause for Trump's safe-zone promise - Al-Monitor;

Turkey holds applause for Trump's safe-zone promise - Al-Monitor

Al-MonitorTurkey holds applause for Trump's safe-zone promiseAl-MonitorUS President Donald Trump's pledge to order safe zones in Syria has stirred a mix of hope and concern in Turkey, which has long advocated the establishment of a US-backed no-fly zone in its war-wracked southern neighbor. Summary⎙ Print Turkey would ...and more »

Trump's call for 'safe zones' in Syria is met with skepticism at the Pentagon - Military Times;

Trump's call for 'safe zones' in Syria is met with skepticism at the Pentagon - Military Times

Military TimesTrump's call for 'safe zones' in Syria is met with skepticism at the PentagonMilitary TimesThe Pentagon has more questions than answers about President Donald Trump's plan to establish "safe zones" inside Syria and surrounding countries for potentially millions of refugees uprooted by the endless bloodshed there, an initiative that could ...and more »

Russia urges Trump to be cautious on Syria safe zones plan as UK signals about-face on Assad - The Japan Times;

Russia urges Trump to be cautious on Syria safe zones plan as UK signals about-face on Assad - The Japan Times

The Japan TimesRussia urges Trump to be cautious on Syria safe zones plan as UK signals about-face on AssadThe Japan TimesBEIRUT/LONDON – The Trump administration's expressed interest in setting up safe zones for civilians in Syria was greeted Thursday with caution by Russia and Turkey, which have taken the lead in the latest peace efforts to end the Mideast country's ...and more »

Power split & minority rights among cornerstones of Russia-proposed Syrian Constitution – leaked doc - RT;

Power split & minority rights among cornerstones of Russia-proposed Syrian Constitution – leaked doc - RT

RTPower split & minority rights among cornerstones of Russia-proposed Syrian Constitution – leaked docRTTerritorial integrity, separation of political powers as well as respect for minority's rights and international treaties are among the cornerstones of the leaked draft of the Russian proposed constitution for Syria obtained by RT. The paper was ...and more »

Peace is a process - The Hindu;

Peace is a process - The Hindu

The HinduPeace is a processThe HinduTwo days of talks over the war in Syria ended this week in Astana, Kazakhstan. Iran, Russia and Turkey were the main powers at the table. Kazakhstan was a perfect location for the talks, since it has close ties with both Turkey and Russia. The Syrian ...and more »

Will Trump respond to this 7-year-old refugee's plea for help? - Upworthy;

Will Trump respond to this 7-year-old refugee's plea for help? - Upworthy

UpworthyWill Trump respond to this 7-year-old refugee's plea for help?UpworthyFor months, her tweets leading up to and during the siege in Aleppo gave the world a glimpse into the conflict and its human consequences. The world watched with bated breath and eager eyes as Bana read books, played games, and kept hope alive while ...and more »

News Wrap: Russia sends Trump a warning on setting up Syrian refugee safe zones - PBS NewsHour;

News Wrap: Russia sends Trump a warning on setting up Syrian refugee safe zones - PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHourNews Wrap: Russia sends Trump a warning on setting up Syrian refugee safe zonesPBS NewsHour[Sorry, the video for this story has expired, but you can still read the transcript below. ] EMAIL ?Share. ANTONIO MORA: In the day's other news — Russia warned President Trump to think twice about setting up safe zones for refugees inside Syria.and more »

Bana al-Abed Writes Trump: 'Please Save the Children and People of Syria' - New York Times;

Bana al-Abed Writes Trump: 'Please Save the Children and People of Syria' - New York Times

New York TimesBana al-Abed Writes Trump: 'Please Save the Children and People of Syria'New York TimesBana al-Abed, a 7-year-old Syrian girl whose Twitter account helped bring the world's attention to the plight of citizens in besieged Aleppo, asked President Donald J. Trump to provide aide for Syrian refugees. By MEGAN SPECIA on Publish Date January ...and more »

Trump's call for safe zones for Syrians would require buy-in from other countries - Los Angeles Times;

Trump's call for safe zones for Syrians would require buy-in from other countries - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesTrump's call for safe zones for Syrians would require buy-in from other countriesLos Angeles TimesPresident Trump apparently wants to pursue safe zones for millions of Syrians fleeing the nation's civil war or unable to leave the country as part of a plan to keep them out of the U.S.. State Department and Pentagon officials are expected to produce ...and more »

Trump's Call For Syrian 'Safe Zones' Is Set Up To Fail - Jalopnik;

Trump's Call For Syrian 'Safe Zones' Is Set Up To Fail - Jalopnik

JalopnikTrump's Call For Syrian 'Safe Zones' Is Set Up To FailJalopnikA general view shows the destruction of the luxurious Carlton Hotel who has been destroyed by insurgents on May 8, 2014, in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Thousands of people have returned to their homes in east Aleppo that was ...and more »

Arab no more: Russia plans Syria name change in draft constitution - Middle East Eye;

Arab no more: Russia plans Syria name change in draft constitution - Middle East Eye

Middle East EyeArab no more: Russia plans Syria name change in draft constitutionMiddle East EyeA draft Syrian constitution prepared by Russia suggests that the word “Arab” will be removed from the official name of the Syrian Arab Republic, currently ruled by a faction of the pan-Arab nationalist Baath Party. Russia's constitutional proposals ...and more »

Qatar hails US call for Syria safe zones - The Peninsula Qatar;

Qatar hails US call for Syria safe zones - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula QatarQatar hails US call for Syria safe zonesThe Peninsula QatarSpeaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Foreign Ministry Media Office Director, Ambassador H E Ahmad bin Saeed Al Rumaihi, said the Ministry welcomes the US intention to sign an executive decision to draw a plan for the establishment of safe zones in ...and more »

Turkey, Russia Taking Wait-And-See Approach on Trump's Syria Safe Zones - Voice of America;

Turkey, Russia Taking Wait-And-See Approach on Trump's Syria Safe Zones - Voice of America

Voice of AmericaTurkey, Russia Taking Wait-And-See Approach on Trump's Syria Safe ZonesVoice of AmericaTurkey says it is too early to comment on U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to establish safe zones in Syria. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu says it will be important to first see the results of studies that Trump is expected to ...and more »

Turkey and Russia skeptical of Trump's plan to create safe havens in Syria - The Guardian;

Turkey and Russia skeptical of Trump's plan to create safe havens in Syria - The Guardian

The GuardianTurkey and Russia skeptical of Trump's plan to create safe havens in SyriaThe GuardianDonald Trump referred to a draft executive order that calls for a study of safe zones in northern Syria, but gave little additional details. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images. Syria. Turkey and Russia skeptical of Trump's plan to create safe ...and more »

Syrian Rebels Await Trump's Promise of Safe Zones - Newsweek;

Syrian Rebels Await Trump's Promise of Safe Zones - Newsweek

NewsweekSyrian Rebels Await Trump's Promise of Safe ZonesNewsweekRebels Aleppo Airstrikes Assad Syria Civil defense members rest amid rubble of damaged buildings after an airstrike on the rebel-held Tariq al-Bab neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, April 23. Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail. World Donald Trump Syria Syrian ...and more »

President Trump: I 'Absolutely' Will Put Safe Zones in Syria - ABC News;

President Trump: I 'Absolutely' Will Put Safe Zones in Syria - ABC News

ABC NewsPresident Trump: I 'Absolutely' Will Put Safe Zones in SyriaABC NewsPresident Donald Trump has a plan for controlling the number of Syrian refugees flooding into Europe. "I'll absolutely do safe zones in Syria," Trump told ABC's David Muir Wednesday. "Safe zones" refer to protected havens inside Syria for civilians ...and more »

Key points of the Russian proposal for Syria's new constitution - Al-Arabiya;

Key points of the Russian proposal for Syria's new constitution - Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaKey points of the Russian proposal for Syria's new constitutionAl-ArabiyaUN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura attends a news conference following Syria peace talks in Astana. (Reuters). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Thursday, 26 January 2017. Text size A A A. During the recent peace talks in Kazakhstan's Astana, ...and more »

PYD will attend Syria opposition talks in Moscow - Rudaw;

PYD will attend Syria opposition talks in Moscow - Rudaw

RudawPYD will attend Syria opposition talks in MoscowRudawERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), as a member of the Syrian opposition, has been invited to take part in Moscow talks to be held on Friday, a party official confirmed. Sihanok Dibo, adviser to the leadership of the PYD ...and more »

Trump Expected To Sign Orders For “Safe Zone” In Syria, Reports - Center for Research on Globalization

Trump Expected To Sign Orders For “Safe Zone” In Syria, ReportsCenter for Research on GlobalizationPresident Donald Trump is expected to sign yet another Executive Order regarding his plan to suspend the U.S.'s “refugee” program and a tightening of procedures for vetting individuals entering the United States under a refugee visa. Few but the most ...and more »